20 May 1998,
New York, Park Avenue
Price realised USD 8,625
USD 4,000 - USD 6,000
A SVRES BLEU NOUVEAU CUP AND SAUCER (GOBELET 'LITRON' ET SOUCOUPE)
Circa 1775, blue interlaced L's marks, painter's marks for Pithou l'an, gilder's mark for Boulanger
The cup painted with a scene taken from a fable of La Fontaine of a shepherd standing over his recumbent companion in an extensive landscape, the saucer with a landscape, the wide borders gilt with elaborate foliate scrolls, garlands and beading (2)
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Pierre-Nicolas Pithou l'an was active at Svres primarily as a figure painter 1760-1790.
Jean-Pierre Boulanger was active at Vincennes and Svres as a gilder of elaborate scrollwork 1754-1785.
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